Laurel Fork: Laurel River Dam to Cumberland River

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Laurel Fork: Laurel River Dam to Cumberland River is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Corbin, Kentucky that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles
846 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

paddle sports


bird watching



wild flowers

2 months ago

nice cascades

3 months ago

Challenging at the end coming back up. Trash on shore at the bottom. I think it’s caused by flooding. Sad. It would be a chore to pack it out. Maybe in a boat. Nice hike though.

9 months ago

Finding the trail at first was a little difficult, the trailhead is probably 20 feet from the bridge. The trail itself doesn’t seem too hard but plants growing along the trail will have you pushing limbs, bushes, briars, and other plants out of the way of your walking path. At times the trail gets very narrow and often you will duck under low hanging limbs. The end of the trail is very pretty but some of the rocks and hills are a little steeper and challenging. Overall, the trail isn’t the best but the end of the trail is very worth it.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Parking lot is a little sketchy looking, but I've never had a vehicle messed with. Cool little walk across the spillway to the trail head. Trailhead is marked pretty well. Plenty of signage since it's part of the Sheltowee. Just stay to the right of the road and you cant miss it. Trail is an easy hike with cool rock formations and some cool water scenes. Very child friendly.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Beautiful hike once you get about a mile in. Lots of rock formations and the river is nice.

Monday, October 31, 2016

It was very hard to find the beginning. No signs. Park to the right, before you cross bridge, then hop curb side railing on the other side of the road. Started out simple, not much scenery, but then started getting better about 3/4 of the way. Nice rock formations, a few small caves, if you deviate from the path just a bit. Not too strenuous until you make your way back, only because you are making your way back up. Didn't run into any animals, but saw some droppings and paw prints. Pretty much shaded throughout. Nice trail. Not alot of markers though. Trail wasnt too hard to follow, lots of leaves. Recommend hiking shoes/boots. Take a little lunch, can rest at the halfway point down by the river. Peaceful

Monday, April 11, 2016

Nice hike

Monday, March 21, 2016

Easy in but straight up hill on way back out

paddle sports
Monday, October 04, 2010

Beautiful scenic route with lots of KY wildlife birds. Cranes, egrets. Loved the whole route.

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012